Much has been said about the danger of increasingly intense hurricanes due to climate change -- a concern that entered the public consciousness in a big way with Katrina's devastation of New Orleans and continued late last year with Hurricane Sandy's ravaging of the Eastern Seaboard.
But swirling storms of wind and water aren't the only hazard. Now NASA is raising the alarm about fire.
The space agency released an animation this week, based on satellite and climate data, that dramatically shows how the risk of fire may increase in North America throughout the century.
With warmer … Read more